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    American Eagle Airlines Hosts Career Event for Pilots in Phoenix

    American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will be pre-screening applicants and interviewing qualified pilots for open positions at a career fair in the Crowne Plaza - Phoenix Airport this Saturday, July 21. A brief presentation takes place at 10 a.m.

    Those interested in learning more about pilot positions should bring a resume or apply online at http://www.americaneaglecareers.com/ and bring a copy of their completed application.

    A new benefit for American Eagle newly-hired pilots is flexibility in choosing a crew base, with confirmation prior to training. Eagle bases are located in Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Because of its relationship with American Airlines, American Eagle pilots also enjoy the privileges of having the best jump-seat agreement in the industry, as well as a generous travel network that includes all American Airlines, American Eagle, and oneworld® Alliance destinations.

    Benefit options are available to pilots 30 days after training starts. Those benefit options include: medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as both life and accident insurance. Additionally, pilots can participate in the $uper$aver 401(k) program immediately, with a company match after one year of service. All employees receive a monthly cash bonus as part of the Performance Bonus Plan when certain operational targets are met.

    The American Eagle tuition-free, safety-based training program combines rigorous classroom study, systems training and flight training at the FAA award-winning Flight, Cabin and Maintenance Training Center at the headquarters facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    To qualify for an interview with American Eagle, a pilot must meet the following minimum requirements:

    -- Commercial Pilot Certification with Multi-engine and Instrument ratings 
    -- Total fixed-wing time in excess of 800 hours 
    -- Multi-engine fixed-wing time in excess of 100 hours 
    -- Recent flying experience 
    -- Current FAA First Class Medical 
    -- IFR Currency 
    -- FCC License 
    -- Possess the ability to work in the United States 
    -- Possess the ability to travel in and out of the U.S. to all cities/countries served by American Eagle 
    -- A valid passport 
    -- Ability to relocate 
    -- Ability to work weekends, nights, shifts, holidays, and overnight trips 
    -- Age 21 or older

    Pilot applicants are encouraged to complete the online application at http://www.americaneaglecareers.com/ prior to attending on-site events.

    American Airlines is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance. 

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own.

    Together, its members serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

    CONTACT: Andrea Huguely, Corporate Communications of American Eagle
    Airlines, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

    Web site: http://www.americaneaglecareers.com/

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